Team General Manager Aimée

Aimée obtained her B.A. at Western, her M.B.A. at University Canada West, and her diploma in Human Resources at McMaster. Having experience from the level of middle management while at a publicly traded company, to the role of President in a privately held health care services companies, Aimee has the track record to manage any small to medium sized company.

Add in her excitement about sport, her enthusiasm for health and fitness, her genuine eagerness to take on challenges, and that Aimee is a Certified Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NLS) with her First Aide Certificatem as well as a NCCP Triathlon coach and you end up with the ideal Team Manager.

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) Aimée was nominated and elected to its Board in the position of Health and Fitness Promotion, and was then asked to assume the position of Treasurer.

All inquires should be sent to Aimee at: aimee@toest.ca

2018 Results

  • Qualified for 2019 Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Multisport Rose City Sprint Triathlon, 1st W40-44 cat

  • Caledon C3 KOS Triathlon – 1st W35+ category

  • Ontario Masters Swimming Champion – 100 & 200 BR

  • MEC Burlington Race #2 – 3rd place

  • MEC Burlington Race #3 – 3rd place

  • Tour of Pelham – 3rd Open Women (19+)

  • Caledon I Quarry Swim – 2nd W40-49 wetsuit 2000m

  • Kelso MTB Race Series Point Standings – 2nd in W40-49

  • Guelph Lake II Sprint Triathlon – 1st in W40-44, 6th Overall

Coach Mark

Mark swam with the Dolphins Swim Club (DSC) until the age of 11, training under Coaches Diego Pesce and Erin Russell.  As a member of DSC, Mark had the opportunity to meet Canadian Olympian and former 4x200m World Record holder Colin Russell, and to train alongside Canadian Olympian Sinead Russell (A Finals, 200m BK, 2012 London Olympics).

At the age of 11 Mark qualified for Festivals (under 13 Provincials) in the maximum number of events permitted. Since, Mark has continued to train and compete as a swimmer with his high school team, as a cyclist (Kelso MTB & Cyclocross series) and now as a triathlete under the direction of his coach & father MJ.

Mark has taken on the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach (Dryland coach) for jTOEST. Mark helps the Junior Masters develop core strength while retaining flexibility using various body weight, resistance band, and medicine ball routines.  With a focus on proper form, proper posture, and proper technique, Mark emphasizes the in-water training of … technique, technique, technique.  Mark is also a certified Lifeguard and in First Aide.

2018 Results

  • Qualified for 2019 Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Multisport Rose City Sprint Triathlon, 1st Men U19

  • Caledon C3 KOS Triathlon – 2nd M16-19

  • MEC Burlington Race #1 – 3rd place

  • MEC Burlington Race #2 – 2nd place

  • Caledon I Quarry Swim – 1st Men U20 wetsuit 2000m

  • Canaqua Welland Canal Swim – 2nd Overall 1000m

  • Kelso MTB Race Series Point Standings – 2nd in M15-18

  • Guelph Lake II Super Sprint Triathlon – 6th Men U19

When not training or coaching, you will find Mark riding around the neighbourhood doing wheelies or on the trails @Glen Eden/Kelso…

Coach Serena

Serena swam with the Dolphins Swim Club (DSC) until the age of 10. Serena then took the time to explore a range of sports including diving with GATquatic Divers, to horseback riding, to alpine skiing, and gymnastics. In 2016, Serena decided to focus her training on the sports of triathlon and mountain biking and now trains with The Olympian Experience Teams (Swim Team/TOEST & Triathlon Team/TOETT).

Serena has taken on the position of dive start coach for both the masters at TOEST and the juniors of jTOEST. Having trained specifically in diving, Serena is able to offer a wide range of technique and skill work to assist competitive swimmers improve their dive starts to gain an advantage in sprint events. In addition, Serena is coaching the Learn2Swim jTOEST program working with 8-12 year olds who are just getting started in swimming.

At Triathlon Provincials 2017, Serena qualified to compete at the Ontario Summer Games 2018 in London.

She will be competing in the individual and relay triathlon events this summer.

2018 Results

  • Multisport Rose City Super Sprint Triathlon – 1st U19 cat & 1st Overall Female

  • Triathlon Ontario Provincials – 4th in Women’s Youth category

  • Ontario Summer Games / Triathlon – 10th

  • Guelph Lake II Super Sprint Triathlon – 3rd U19 & 3rd Woman Overall

  • Caledon I Quarry Swim – 1st U20 wetsuit in 2km event

  • Canaqua Welland Canal Swim – 2nd Female Overall in 1km event

  • MEC Burlington Race #1 – 3rd Female Overall

  • MEC Burlington Race #2 – 2nd Female Overall

  • MEC Burlington Race #3 – 2nd Female Overall

  • Tour of Pelham – 2nd U19 Female

  • OCup MTB Provincials – 2nd U17/U19 Cadet/Sport Girls

  • Kelso MTB Series – 1st 15-18 Girls Category

Coach Carolina

Carolina nació en Venezuela donde obtuvo su título universitario como Licenciado en Administración y su Magister en Gerencia de Sistemas. A los 7 años de edad, empezó a nadar y desde ese momento la Natación ha sido su pasión. Durante sus años como nadadora, fue parte del equipo de relevo que batió el record Nacional 4×200 libre en para la categoría Juvenil B y también fue la primera mujer en ganar 3 años consecutivos el Cruce a Nado de los Ríos Orinoco y Caroní. Carolina perteneció al Club de Natación Emil Friedman y allí fue Entrenadora Asistente de Oscar Huen uno de los mejores entrenadores del país.

En el 2003, se muda a Canadá con su esposo y dos hijos y luego de varios años decide inscribirse en el equipo de natación master de Burlington para continuar nadando. En 2011 resulta ganadora en la categoría femenina sin wetsuit en la competencia de aguas abierta “LOST Race”, obtuvo el octavo y noveno puesto en los 800 y 400 libres durante el Campeonato Master de Natación realizado en Montreal en el año 2014. Actualmente forma parte del equipo de relevo que posee el record nacional de 4×100 y 4×200 combinado en la categoría femenina de 160-199. Ha sido durante dos años consecutivos (2015-2016) la campeona nacional de los 100 Mariposa en la categoría 45-49. Carolina disfruta los veranos acampando y en el invierno esquiando con su familia.

Carolina was born in Venezuela where she obtained her Business Administration degree and her Master in IT Management. She started to swim when she was 7 years old and since then swimming has been her passion. As a swimmer, 1987 she was the National record holder in the youth category for the 4×200 Freestyle relay and also was the first female to win 3 consecutive years the Open Water Orinoco river swimming crossing. In Venezuela, she was Assistant Coach in Emil Friedman Swim Club under the guidance of Oscar Huen one of the top coaches in the country.

In 2003 she moved to Canada with her husband and two kids and joined the Burlington Master Swim Club to continue her journey as a master swimmer. Since then, in 2011 she won the open water LOST Race (Female Non-Wetsuit), placed 9th and 10th in the 800 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle during the 2014 Fina World Master Championship. Currently holds the Canadian record for the 4×100 and 4×200 Female Medley Relays (160-199) and was the Canadian champion in the 100 Fly (45-49) in 2015 and 2016. When she is not swimming, enjoys skiing, going camping with her family and riding her SUP board.

2018 Results

  • Ontario Masters Swimming Age Group Champion in 100 FLY, 200 FLY & 800 FR

  • Caledon I Quarry Swim – 1st W40-49 2k wetsuit

  • Caledon II Quarry Swim – 1st W40-49 2k wetsuit

  • Canaqua Welland Canal Swim – 1st Woman & 4th Overall 1000m event

  • Kelso MTB Series Point Standings – 1st W40-49 Beginner cat